What a night! A very special thank you to everyone who was able to join us at our open house celebration, who sent us well wishes, and who have supported the Durham Solidarity Center over the past three and a half years.
MC extraordinaire Marc Lee carried us through the night, Destiny shared some powerful spoken word with us, and we heard updates on important organizing happening out of the solidarity center from InsideOut, the Youth Organizing Institute,Liberty & Justice for Carlos Riley Jr, the NC Student Power Union, People’s Durham, and more.
More than 50 people came through during the evening, and folks won some amazing prizes in the raffle and silent auction. And with your help, we were able to raise over $1200, including more than $50 in regular monthly sustainers! From all of us at the Durham Solidarity Center — thank you so much!
The open house was so much more than just a one time event – it was a powerful showcase of all the incredible grassroots organizing happening in our communities, a time to build community, to celebrate friends old and new, and to take a breath as we ready ourselves to continue our work for social justice.
As we enter this new chapter in our beautiful new space in the Hayti Heritage Center, we’re more excited than ever before for what lies ahead!